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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 8th 2014

Good Morning everyone! I am now on British time and just got up at 8:20 am and heading to the kitchen. Greeted Sally,Laeticia and Miquel and had some breakfast and talked for a bit. After clearing up breakfast,Sally and I began to plan our day and look at the calendar to see when I would be visiting relatives,London and going to York. Today we did some simple errands in the town of Ipswich like grocery shopping and then came back and got the table ready for lunch. About 1:50 pm , we headed out to volunteer out time at the Community Shop in Sproughton and that was a good experience. Meeting people,learning how to make change with English Sterling and helping Sally out in the process. Great afternoon!! We came back and did our own thi ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich June 1st 2014

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money!! HELLO! This quote is very apt. If I could give one piece of travel advice, it would be to PACK LIGHT! Nothing can prepare you for the intense European early-summer heat (the kind of heat that you get in England at the peak of summer), the miles and miles of walking because your boyfriend tells you "it's not that far", and the constant dull ache in your shoulders that almost comes along with that nagging voice in your head with your Mother's words saying "I told you so". Lesson 1: Backpack's are heavy. Planning a trip around Europe is not as easy as it seems. We did pretty menial planning in terms of making ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich October 15th 2013

When we arrived at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour (British spelling!) on the Orwell River we didn’t know how long we would be there, the weather was going to dictate that. Fortunately for us we met a couple that live on their boat here who helped us with getting oriented to what is here. Jenny works at the shop and was very helpful in organizing a visit from the Immigration/Customs officers to get us legally checked into the country. Two officers arrived, asked us a few questions, stamped our passports and we are now officially in the UK and can stay for 6 months. We checked the weather and found out that we would be here for a few days. This marina is not in walking distance to a town or any shops, but we found out ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 26th 2013

Monday August 26,2013 Ipswich Suffolk I awoke to a beautiful, hot and sunny day at PFH! I came downstairs and greeted Sally and had breakfast. Later....I showered and then greeted my last full day at Poplar Farm House and Ipswich with a smile. :) I started to organize myself and pack my two suitcases and that took me awhile. Around 11:45 am...Sally and I headed into the town of Ipswich and looked in the Vintage Crafts Store where Sally and a friend have things there to sell. It is really cool! Afterwards...Sally and I walked along the waterfront and I took a few new pictures. It was nice! We arrived back at PFH around 1:20 pm and got the leftovers out of the two refrigerators. After lunch....I finished packing my suitcases and straightening my room. Around ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 25th 2013

Sunday August 25,2013 Ipswich Suffolk I awoke to sunny and clear blue skies at Poplar Farm House! I ate breakfast with Sally and then showered to get ready for the lunch party. Around 10:00........finished up laundry and then helped in the kitchen to figure out the food. Many of the what was on the menu for today.....Sally had made the day before. MENU for our Lunch Party: Appetizer: Fish Dish which was Prawns, Trout, Smoked Salmon and Smoked Mackerel with Mayonnaise. Main Courses: Carrot Pie and Moussaka (With Meat) Veggies: Green Beans from PFH Garden, New Potatoes, Green Salad from PFH Garden. (Bread as well) Pudding/Dessert: Fruit Salad with Yogurt, Meringue Cookies and Chocolate Chip Bars (Jo made them) Tea and Coffee were served and afterwards Sally showed the garden to our guests which was fu ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 24th 2013

Saturday August 24,2013 Ipswich Suffolk I looked outside the window when I awoke and it was raining really hard. A very dreary and wet day! English weather at it's best! After breakfast...Sally and I drove into Ipswich and did more errands. I mailed the rest of my postcards.....14 in all. I have two more but waiting addresses checks on them and they I will mail them. I have two new tops and grey pants that look very nice.....Sally's treat! We got back and I said "goodbye" to Sheri, Jason and Millie because they went on a week Camping trip with friends. Fleur is staying with us till everyone comes back. After a little lunch...I helped to prepare for our or as Sally has put it...my lunch party that I am hosting. A few friends and family ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 23rd 2013

Friday August 23,2013 Ipswich Awoke to a beautiful sunny blue skies at PFH! I just chilled after breakfast watching videos and reading. In the afternoon.....had lunch and did errands with Sally in town. At PFH...focused on the garden, cleaning up and just relaxing. The dogs love following anyone outside especially Sally. Shale loves to roll around on the ground while Rune likes to play with his ball. Both dogs like to sleep as well after long hard day at PFH. Later....I helped Sally with a few things before dinner. It was Victor's night to make dinner and he made delicious Crepes. Savory and sweet ones alike! We played some more rounds of Banana Grams which is always fun! Goodnight...Everyone! Have a super day! :) :)... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 22nd 2013

Thursday August 22,2013 Ipswich Suffolk Awoke to a rainy and humid day! After breakfast and shower....I got ready to greet the day. I went into the town of Ipswich and fun. Before I came back to PFH...I went to Tesco's to buy things for supper. After supper....I went out with Sheri and Sasha. We all had a lot of fun playing pool and listening to a band. It was great to catch up with news and playing snooker. Wonderful and fun times with the ladies of Suffolk. I came back and played a few rounds of Banana-Grams with Sally and Victor. Afterwards...watched a few videos on You-Tube before going to bed. Goodnight...everybody! Have a great day!... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 20th 2013

Tuesday August 20,2013 Ipswich I awoke to a beautiful morning at PFH. I had breakfast, showered and then got the 9:52 am train up to London. Yeah! I arrived at Liverpool Street Station around 11:20 am. I embarked on different kind of journey via the "Tube"/Subway. I usually do something historical and or blend in with the other tourists but I wanted to do something completely different all together. I thought of some area of London that I have never been to and It is definitely well known.....indeed. I chose : Notting Hill and especially one of the longest roads in London: Portabella Road. Wow! Awesome! I really enjoyed walking down Portabella and then after lunch ....eventually walking back up the road. Market, stalls, shops, restaurants and quirky other places were lined up on either side. ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 19th 2013

Blogger's Note: I am sorry for letting everybody wait for the next blogs! I needed a bit of a break before resuming writing. Don't worry...I wrote all my blurbs in a notebook. The next few blogs will be about life at PFH, London, Theater in the Forest, French Crepes and a Birthday Celebration Party at one of our neighbor's houses. Well then...let's begin readers!*************************************************************************************************** Monday August 19,2013 Ipswich Awoke to sunny and blue skies at PFH this morning. After breakfast ....helped reorganized the house. I did simple errands at home and it was wonderful to be back at PFH after a road trip. After lunch...Victor and I went into town and played pool. It was a lot of fun! I think I need to explain who Victor is......he is a (WWOOFER) and... read more
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